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They note that more than 9 per cent of all domestic breeds of mammals used for food and agriculture had become extinct by 2016, with at least 1,000 more breeds still threatened.

“We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life world-wide,” warned IPBES Chair Sir Robert Watson, presenting the Report. However, it was still not too late to halt the decline in biodiversity. Nevertheless, Watson noted that this required a comprehensive transformative change – a “fundamental, system-wide reorganisation across technological, economic and social factors, including paradigms, goals and values”.



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